James Jabara : hero

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Miner, H. Craig

Miner, H. Craig. James Jabara: Hero. s.n, 1984.

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James Jabara grew up in Wichita, Kansas, where he worked in his father's grocery store and became involved in Scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. During WWII he flew more than 100 missions in Europe at a P-51 Mustang pilot, scoring 1.5 victories. He is generally considered to have become the first Ace in jet-to-jet combat, scoring 15 victories in Korea to become the war's second leading Ace (a distinction later demoted to third based upon combat data by the Soviets that reduced his score to 13.) Promoted to Colonel during the Vietnam War, in 1966 he was preparing to deploy to that theater when both he and his daughter were killed in an automobile accident. -- summary information from Hall of Valor Project.
"Researched, written and designed by Craig Miner"--P. 16.